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Dr. Mukund Kumar Joins CCAM

CCAM is pleased to welcome the newest member of our research staff, Dr. Mukund Kumar. Dr. Kumar joins the Adaptive Automation Group as a Researcher with a focus on process automation. For the last six years Dr. Kumar worked as a process engineer for semiconductor manufacturing at Intel. He has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and a B.E. in Production Engineering from PSG College of Technology in India. In his free time Dr. Kumar plays field…

Join us October 25th for CCAM Additive Manufacturing Research Day

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is hosting an Additive Manufacturing Research Day at their facility in Prince George County, Virginia on Wednesday, October 25th. The focus will be on metal printing. Invited speakers include industry, academic, and government experts: Dr. Chris Williams, Virginia Tech; Dr. Ola Harrysson, NC State; Dr. Brandon Lane, NIST; Mr. Andrew Snow, Sr. VP, EOS; and other industry representatives. A panel discussion will be held in the afternoon to discuss current opportunities and challenges.…

Join us at CCAM on Manufacturing Day!

This event is open to students who attend or have recently graduated from any of our Member Universities. RSVP to Alicia.Durham@CCAM-VA.com by Monday, October 2nd.

New Addition to the Additive Manufacturing Team

CCAM welcomed newest member of the Additive Manufacturing Team, Cameron Gygi, on September 11, 2017. Mr. Gygi joins the team as an Additive Manufacturing Engineer, with a focus on laser powder bed additive manufacturing processes. His past research focused on friction stir welding and additive manufacturing techniques for corrosion crack healing in nuclear reactors. Mr. Gygi received his M.S. in Manufacturing Systems and his B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from Brigham Young University. He lived in Thailand and South…

CCAM Welcomes New Additions to the Adaptive Automation Team

On September 5, 2017 CCAM welcomed two new researchers to the Adaptive Automation team, Romain Simon and Dr. Robert Holgate. Mr. Simon’s research focus is on controls and digital integration. He has over tens years’ experience in industrial controls engineering in the power generation industry with GE Automation & Controls (formerly Alstom Power PAC). Mr. Simon has a B.S. in Automation & Electrical Engineering from the University of Strasbourg. In his free time, he enjoys woodworking and collecting classic…

Dr. Sydney G. Roberts Joins CCAM as Director of Strategic Partnerships

Dr. Sydney G. Roberts joined CCAM as Director of Strategic Partnerships on August 31, 2017. She is responsible for accelerating CCAM research initiatives by developing and leading strategic relationships with industry and university members, Federal partners, and other stakeholders to drive innovation in advanced manufacturing. Sydney has been working at the intersection of research and industry for over 20 years. Prior to joining CCAM, Dr. Roberts led a team of building science engineers and professionals in collaborative research and…

CCAM Welcomes Dr. Joshua Williams to the Surface Engineering Team

Dr. Joshua Williams joined the Surface Engineering team at CCAM on August 22, 2017. He will focus on investigating and implementing advanced process monitoring and control on multiple surface engineering technologies. Dr. Williams’ previous research was on high temperature solar cells capable of operating at high temperatures. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Arizona State University and his B.S. in Materials Science Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering.

The Navy’s Business Case for Additive Manufacturing

Edward Lundquist | SEAPOWER Magazine | June 2017 Additive manufacturing has grown beyond gimmickry and entered the mainstream of modern manufacturing. That’s why the Navy is leveraging the experience and expertise of its own world-class experts and facilities at systems commands, warfare centers, research labs, shipyards and repair facilities — even on ships — to meet uniquely naval needs. more Learn about CCAM and the University of Virginia's research on corrosion of additive parts on page 34.  …

Dr. Yuri Plotnikov joins CCAM’s Adaptive Automation Team

Dr. Yuri Plotnikov joined CCAM in May, 2017 as an Adaptive Automation Researcher focusing on advanced sensing and inspection automation. He spent 17 years at GE Global Research Center where he led R&D of new measurement methods, probes, arrays, instruments, and signal analysis as it applies to high performance materials, components, and structures. He led projects on development, engineering, prototyping and implementing various techniques with a focus on electromagnetics (pulsed eddy current, microwave, terahertz), infrared thermography, acoustic emission, and…

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has joined CCAM at the Affiliate Member level and will have a seat on CCAM’s Technology Advisory Council. CCAM is an applied research center providing solutions in adaptive automation, surface engineering, and additive manufacturing. Hexagon will participate in CCAM research and provide expertise in optical non-contact 3D measuring systems for industrial manufacturing applications. Hexagon is a leading metrology and manufacturing solution provider, specializing in the collection, analysis and…

CGTech Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), an applied research center providing solutions in adaptive automation, surface engineering, and additive manufacturing, today announced that CGTech will join as its newest Affiliate member. CGTech, the developer of the extremely popular VERICUT software application, will participate in CCAM research and provide extremely valuable verification/optimization capabilities to complement CCAM’s current machining capabilities. “CCAM is delighted to have CGTech become our newest Affiliate member,” says Will Powers, CCAM President and CEO. “They will…

Hermle Machine Company Installs New Machining Center at CCAM

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), an applied research center providing solutions in adaptive automation, surface engineering, and additive manufacturing, received a new C42 Machining Center from Hermle Machine Company this month. Hermle, a Principal Member of CCAM, and a global provider of 5-axis milling equipment and services, provided the new machining center as part of its membership to CCAM. Will Powers, President and CEO of CCAM stated; “ Hermle has supported the CCAM mission of advanced manufacturing research…

President of Airbus Americas, Barry Eccleston, Appointed Chairman of CCAM Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), an Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, has elected Barry Eccleston, President of Airbus Americas, as their new Chairman. He replaces outgoing Chairman, Helmuth Ludwig, who will be taking on an expanded role at Siemens. “I want to thank Helmuth Ludwig for his service as the Chairman of CCAM, and wish him the best as he undertakes additional responsibilities at Siemens,” said Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade…

Arconic Launches as Strong Standalone Company: Global Leader in Multi-Materials Innovation, Precision Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arconic Inc. (NYSE: ARNC) launches today as a global leader in multi-materials innovation, precision engineering and advanced manufacturing, strongly positioned in attractive markets. The Company begins trading today on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker "ARNC." In 2015, the businesses that today comprise Arconic recorded revenues of approximately $12.5 billion. Of this, approximately 65 percent derived from markets characterized by secular growth and compelling margins, including aerospace and automotive; the balance – 35 percent –…

Aerojet Rocketdyne Helps Deliver Supplies and Materials to International Space Station

Press Release From: Aerojet Rocketdyne | Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), has 32 MR-106 monopropellant hydrazine thrusters on the Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft that was launched on Oct. 17. The Aerojet Rocketdyne thrusters play a critical role in the in-space maneuvering, three-axis control, berthing and re-entry of the Cygnus spacecraft during its mission to deliver supplies and materials to the International Space Station. Following in-orbit activation shortly after launch from…